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5 biggest takeaways from the Packers' Week 4 win over the 49ers

Published Oct. 5, 2015

The Packers' fast start - at least in the way Mike McCarthy defines the term - is complete. Through the first quarter of the season, Green Bay is one of six undefeated teams in the NFL and already has a firm grasp on the NFC North. Here are the five biggest takeaways from Green Bay's 17-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.


5 things to watch in the Packers' fight against the 49ers

Published Oct. 2, 2015

Mike McCarthy wouldn't let himself qualify the Packers' early-season success as a "fast start" until getting to 4-0. With a win Sunday at San Francisco, McCarthy would be able to feel good about the way his team got through the first quarter of the season. Here are five things to watch in Sunday's Packers-49ers game.


NFL power rankings: Week 4

Published Sept. 30, 2015

Was the Packers' strong victory over the Kansas City Chiefs enough to get them into the number one spot? Or are the Patriots - and their 51-point romping of the Jacksonville Jaguars this past weekend - still the team to beat? And are the winless Bears in the NFL cellar? Check out the NFL power rankings going into Week 4 and find out.


5 ways to make Green Bay and the Packers as sexy as the rest of the NFL

Published Sept. 30, 2015

Wisconsin has always taken pride in the fact that the Green Bay Packers are the little team that could, nestled in a tiny town smaller than the suburbs of most NFL teams. Tradition may be the most important product of this city. We love the present but we revere our past. All of that is well and good, but it is probably time the Packers take some steps to move into the 21st century.


5 biggest takeaways from the Packers' Week 3 win over the Chiefs

Published Sept. 29, 2015

The game really wasn't as close as the final score indicated. The Packers had a 31-7 lead late in the third quarter, and while Kansas City attempted to comeback, they were never really in a position to win. Here are the five biggest takeaways from Green Bay's 38-28 victory over Chiefs.


Generations of young men learn about life, football from sports league

Published Sept. 28, 2015

Kendall Johnson raised his voice to be heard above the cheerleaders and boisterous crowd celebrating a touchdown, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. "This means something to me because we can do it together," he said, referring to his son, who was on the football field playing as part of the Neighborhood Children's Sports League, a 57-year-old organization hoping to shape the character of its young players.


5 things to watch in the Packers' Monday night rumble with the Chiefs

Published Sept. 28, 2015

The Packers have been riding high the first two weeks of the season, beating their most hated rivals and their most worthy fellow NFC woe. Will tonight's tussle with the unassuming Chiefs be a letdown? Or will it be another notch in the win column? Here are five things to watch for in Monday night's Packers-Chiefs game.


NFL power rankings: Week 3

Published Sept. 24, 2015

The Indianapolis Colts are ... bad? The New York Jets are ... good? The Cowboys are 2-0, but also down their two best players. It's been a crazy two weeks of football, and here's your weekly NFL power rankings to try to make sense of it all.


5 biggest takeaways from the Packers' Sunday night win over Seattle

Published Sept. 21, 2015

The Packers downplayed the emotion and importance of their "rematch" with the Seahawks all week leading into the game. There were on-field situations that happened Sunday, however, that suggested there was only partial truth to those notions. Here are the five biggest takeaways from Green Bay's 27-17 win over Seattle.


5 things to watch in the Packers' big game against the Seahawks

Published Sept. 19, 2015

Don't call it a rematch. Don't call it a rivalry. And if you do, don't tell Mike McCarthy or the majority of players in the Packers locker room. It's been downplayed all week as nothing more than the average Week 2 game in a long NFL season, but it's a game that will play a significant factor in which team is viewed as the one to beat in the NFC. Here are five things to watch in Sunday night's Packers-Seahawks game.


Packers strip emotion out of upcoming rematch with Seahawks

Published Sept. 18, 2015

Eight months after the NFC Championship Game and five months since McCarthy's point-blank talk with his team, the Packers get another shot at Seattle. And after losing three times at CenturyLink Field over the past three seasons, Green Bay finally gets to test the Seahawks at Lambeau Field. But as much as fans might view this game as an opportunity for the Packers to make a statement, the players are trying to avoid that line of thinking.


NFL power rankings: Week 2

Published Sept. 16, 2015

The Seahawks were upset by the Rams. The Bills surprisingly stomped the Colts. Those were just a few of the results from a hectic first week of football this past weekend. With one game for each team in the books, here is where all 32 teams rank.


5 biggest takeaways from the Packers' Week 1 win over the Bears

Published Sept. 14, 2015

With Sunday's victory, Green Bay continued its recent dominance over its oldest rival. The Packers have won four in a row against Chicago, as well as 10 of the last 11 games between the two NFC North foes. Here are the five biggest takeaways from Green Bay's 31-23 win.


5 things to watch in the Packers' regular season debut against the Bears

Published Sept. 11, 2015

Thousands of players have come and gone throughout the 94-year history of the Packers-Bears rivalry. But there's been quite a drastic roster overhaul in Chicago recently, adding dozens of new faces into the mix and removing just as many. With Game No. 191 all-time coming up Sunday at noon between the Packers and Bears, here are five things to watch.


Packers' Peppers getting more comfortable in year two

Published Sept. 9, 2015

Most might assume that an eight-time Pro Bowl selection and six-time All-Pro would be the one whose presence would intimidate those he meets. But with Julius Peppers, that's not the case. Upon walking in the Packers locker room last year, Peppers remembered just how uncomfortable the initial interactions made him. Now that Peppers is no longer the new kid in school, though, his leadership has grown.